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Posted on: November 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Leaf Volume, Holidays Affect Timing of Collection

We’re heading into the busy season for leaf collection, so it’s an appropriate time for a few friendly reminders.

First, the volume of leaves and other yard trimmings coupled with days off for holidays affect the timing of leaf pickup November through January. Public Works crews are working their way through town as quickly as they can. Please be patient with them.

Second, we vacuum leaves and any grass clippings. So it’s important to keep tree branches, rocks and other large materials out of leaf piles so they don’t damage equipment
and slow crews down. Leaf piles with other debris in them cannot be collected.

Third, pile leaves away from storm drains and ditches, preferably at the edge of the yard and out of the street. Debris that clogs storm drains can cause streets to flood. Remember, what goes down storm drains flows to our water supplies.

Consider composting leaves for an excellent source of landscaping material.

To report dumping down a storm drain or to learn more about storm water issues, call our Engineering staff at (919) 567-4027

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